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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 4-(p-Methoxyphenyl)-2-butanone
Synonym(s) Methyloxanone;Anisylacetone;Raspberry ketone methyl ether;Bramble ketone;p-Methoxybenzylacetone
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 4-(4-Methoxyphenyl)-2-butanone
JECFA number 818
CAS number 104-20-1
FEMA number 2672
COE number 163
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 178.23
Chemical formula C11H14O2
Physical form/odour colourless oily liquid with a sweet, fruity-floral odour
Solubility insoluble in water, soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 277°; 150-152° (10 mm Hg)
Assay min % 96%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.515-1.525
Specific gravity 1.041-1.050
Other requirements
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